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Get rooms from Fibaro in Alexa Smart Home Skill



Hello, I have about 100 devices, many devices have the same name, and are in different rooms.

Alexa can't control the single device because it (she?) finds more device with that name.

Will a future version of Fibaro smart home skill be able to get room name from Fibaro and to create groups for Alexa?

Please, do not suggest me to do a manual groping on 100 devices...


Does Fibaro Custom Skill solve this problem? If yes could you tell me if it is planned an Italian version for custom skill? 


Thank you...





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I changed the names of a lot of devices to avoid (partially) the issue, and I changed some Scene names as well 


Devices in a room has a different name than similar devices, and of course rooms have different names. I have some Sonos speakers, I had to change names as well. 


Let me make an example, I had a Sonos named "Cucina" , and some philps hue bulbs named "Cucina1"  "Cucina2" and "Cucina 3" in the .... "Cucina" room. 


Now, Sonos remained "Cucina", the room become "Laboratorio"  ,and the bulbs become "Gas" "isola" and Tavolo. 


Now, I can say : Alexa, play spotify in "cucina" , Alexa turn "Laboratorio" on , or Alexa turn ""Gas" on.

In Italian, Alexa, riproduci Spotyfy in Cucina, 

Alexa accendi Laboratorio

Alexa accendi gas 


This with the interaction with Hue. 


About the interaction with Fibaro scenes, I had to avoid  redundant names ( 60 devices, big effort) .

With Fibaro scenes , in Italian , I need to use the world Accendi to activate any scene , before the scene name, and have one scene to set devices on, and another to set them off.

So basically I named a Scene "Accendi Sala" and another "Spegni Sala"  ( for english speaking people Accendi means turn on and Spegni means turn off) . One of the devices in the room Sala is named Lampadario.


Result:  Alexa  Accendi Lampadario and Alexa spegni lampadario directly set on or off the specific device. 

For the Group : Alexa Accendi "Accendi sala " set the room on, and Accendi "spegni Sala" set the room off. My wife thinks I am an Idiot to say Accendi "Spegni sala" to turn it off ......


However I still have a major problem : I linked Fibaro with Alexa using Fibaro skills, and Hue with Alexa directly. In both cases I often find in the Alexa list of devices repeated names ( both for Fibaro and Hue devices ) , with the message new device . I have forn instance 3 times a bulb. I cancel 2 lines, and a few days after , 3 again. It looks like in the process to update devices ffrom Fibaro to Alexa or frm Hue to Alexa sometime the devices are added again. Didn't find a way to solve it, and when I have the same device many times, alexa doesn't operate it anymore, and answer whiw one I like to use . 


Anyone has the same issue ?


Last question , Isi it better to link hue with alexa or hue with Fibaro and later have fibaro-Alexa skill making th job ?



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